Mar 16, 2013 2:30pm PDT
top story. >> it could be a key to cheaper energy, or an environmental plague. how you view fracking depends on how you weigh the pros and cons. scott drills into a controversy that could affect us all. >> this is not about the kind of gas used by most cars. it's about natural gas, also called "methane." it's a fuel used for everything from cooking food, to heating homes, to even generating electricity. natural gas comes from deep underground. it's trapped amid layers of shale rock. to release the gas, you have to break apart the rock. that process is called "fracking," and that's what the controversy is all about. >> ♪ water goes into the pipe ♪ the pipe into the ground ♪ the pressure creates fissures 7,000 feet down ♪ ♪ the cracks release the gas that powers your town ♪ >> that's from a video produced by propublica. they're a group looking into whether fracking is safe. according to those in favor of fracking, it's not a threat. >> fracking has been used in the united states for decades, and it was developed quite a long time ago to do exactly what we do now with the na
Mar 20, 2013 2:30pm PDT
understand that the separate energy minister is now in moscow as well. he is a very important man because cyprus has recently discovered natural gas. i understand that the finance minister will have more meetings later, so bear in mind that the russian situation is not closed, but meetings have been going on this afternoon. we understand the president is working on a bill to limit money leaving cyprus and extending the bank closures in the short term. the banks will be closed on thursday and friday according to your peace there, but it will likely be closed thursday, friday, saturday, sunday, monday, and tuesday. by tuesday, we are looking at 10 days of closure. there is also some speculation that state pension funds may be rated in this revised plan, this so-called plan b, and we understand that some kind of cobbled plan will be presented to the troika tomorrow, but it is a fluid situation. things are moving literally by the minute here, but we understand the president does have another meeting in the morning and that he may actually say something to the press. >> as you said, there is s
Mar 18, 2013 2:30pm PDT
look beyond to innocvation, energy, climate. there are not trying to talk about the cyprus issue alone. there was brief mentions saying that of course bureau stability -- euro stability is crucial. how do we get there to encourage growth and innovation? >> they have been distancing themselves from the planet. what else can you tell us? >> this tax on depositors and small depositors it was somehow the instigation of germany. german politicians have been pushing back on that. we heard two government spokespersons say, not at all. they say, not at all. we have heard a lot of criticism through the day from politicians at all across the spectrum saying a tax on small depositors is very question of land by no means were the german politicians satisfied with that part of it. >> melinda, thank you. let's take a look at market reaction. uncertainty over what this would mean for other banks in the euro zone prompting investors to sell off on monday, particularly banking stocks. we have the summary of the day's trading from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> traders have been deeply shocked.
Mar 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
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